April 2018 – Dinghy drill training

A significant portion of the route involves stretches over water and therefore all crew members must be prepared to deal with emergency landings into water. At short notice, due to unfilled capacity, two of our less experienced members were able to receive dinghy drill training in order to educate them on the difficulties of landing in water. We extend our thanks to Group Captain Taylor, the Station Commander at Linton-on-Ouse, and 72 Squadron for allowing Abby and Rachel to join 72 Squadron for dinghy drill training. After the training both feel more prepared and understand the potential challenges of an emergency landing into water.